T-Gap invited to governor’s mansion

Fifty Tesnatee Gap Elementary School chorus students will be heading to Atlanta next month for a special occasion.

The Tesnatee Gap Singers is one of 48 singing groups that will be showcased at the governor’s mansion in Atlanta. The students will perform Monday, Dec. 10, said Joel Rogers, the school’s music and chorus teacher.

The Tesnatee Gap Singers include third- through fifth-grade students who were chosen to go by audition only. The students will perform several traditional holiday songs, including Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Shalom Aleichem, a traditional Hebrew song, Rogers said. After the performance, the kids will be able to tour the mansion.

To participate in the event, Rogers said that he had to send a CD and a photo of the group, along with calling in within a certain time frame. This is the second time the group and some of its members have been to the governor’s mansion, Rogers said.

When asked if they were excited, the students cheered loudly during practice.

The students who will be performing are Bailey Allen, Emily Anderson, Braydin Austin, Levi Barnett, Hayden Bass, Kileigh Bernard, Ella Black, Isabel Brannon, Emma Bryant, Clayton Christopher, Briley Davis, Evan Davis, Oakley Drew, Sarah Durden, Paityn Fain, Ansley Gilreath, Luke Goldman, Addison Grizzle, Nevaeh Hampton, Shiloh Hardwick, Summer Hardy, Evelyn Heck, Sarah Hopper, Sarah Hunter, Alyse Iacono, Mattie Jordan, Salene Lamb, Leslie Lunsford, Daisy Mason, Kaydence McCullough, Asia Moss, Jocylin Pace, Jayda Payne, Faith Pitts, Edwin Polangco-Kenney, Abby Ramsey, Emma Ramsey, Aubrey Robinson, Bella Scoater, Kennedi Seabolt, Brayden Smith, Malena Smith, Sydney Smith, Leilani Suavva, Phoebe Thornberg, Alexis Wendt, Ivey Wendt, and Brody Winkler.

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